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SubjectRe: [Security, resend] Instant crash with rtl8169 and large packets
Thank you Eric for the reply.

Eric Dumazet wrote:
> Michael Tokarev a écrit :
>> The situation is very simple: with an RTL8169 (probably
>> onboard) GigE card which, by default, is configured to
>> have MTU (maximal transmission unit) to be 1500 bytes,
>> it's *trivial* to instantly crash the machine by sending
>> it a *single* packet of size >1500 bytes (provided the
>> network switch can handle jumbo frames).

> I suppose you use a recent kernel ? -- here's my first attempt,
at Feb this year. It was 2.6.27 or so. Right now I'm running
2.6.29[.4]. So I think yes, I use a recent kernel.

> Could you please try following patch ?
> diff --git a/drivers/net/r8169.c b/drivers/net/r8169.c
> index e94316b..c08b97a 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/r8169.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/r8169.c
> @@ -3468,7 +3468,7 @@ static int rtl8169_rx_interrupt(struct net_device *dev,
> if (status & DescOwn)
> break;
> - if (unlikely(status & RxRES)) {
> + if (unlikely(status & (RxRES | RxRWT | RxRUNT | RxCRC | RxFOVF))) {
> if (netif_msg_rx_err(tp)) {
> printk(KERN_INFO
> "%s: Rx ERROR. status = %08x\n",

Tried that one, got no printk (at least not a visible one) and exactly
the same OOPS as before. Trivial test with

ping -c1 -s3000 $my_ip_addr

(learned to add -c1 because the previous time my machine crashed several times
in a row till I figured out what's going on and unplugged the ethernet cord --
even if ping were running from an xterm executed from the machine to which I
were pinging to! :)

Also got ext4fs corruption when rebooted (it's a staging area so nothing important
is there but still.. "interesting").

Also tried 32bit kernel (were using 64bits -- exactly the same result).

I wish I had a serial cable or even a serial port on this machine.... But I guess
it'd not help anyway, because the machine locks hard.

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